Citizens Advice

Extension to Bereavement Support and Widowed Parent's Allowance

Entitlement to Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance has been extended to surviving cohabiting partners with dependent children.
If you have a client who would have been entitled to BSP or WPA on 30 August 2018 (the date of the court decision) had these rules been in place, they need to seek urgent advice, as strict time limits apply to claims for retrospective periods.


Posted at: 28/02/2023 12:23:16